Recall: Electrolux Electric Wall Ovens
On 2016-07-26, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Electrolux Electric Wall Ovens due to a potential fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in March 2016 for about $1000 to $1400.
About 1,000 units are involved in this wall oven recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 2nd recall of products in the Ovens & Ranges / Stoves category in 2016.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 20 similar recalls,
involving about 1 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The thermal switch on the ovens can malfunction due to improper manufacturing, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Frigidaire and Kenmore-branded electric single and double wall ovens made by Electrolux. They were sold in black, white or stainless steel. The single ovens measure about 24 inches wide, 32 inches tall and 25 inches deep. The double ovens measure about 24 inches wide, 51 inches tall and 25 inches deep. "Kenmore" or "Frigidaire" is printed below the oven window. The model and serial numbers are located on the left side trim on the inside of the oven. The following model and serial numbers are included in this recall:
|Frigidaire||24" Electric Manual and Self Cleaning Wall Ovens||FFEW2415QWA||AF61206467|
|Kenmore||790.40253410||AF60908622 through AF61207264|
|790.40259410||AF61106873 through AF61106888|
|790.40279410||AF61107422 through AF61107457|
|790.40282410||AF61301902 and AF61301928|
|790.40283410||AF61106898 through AF61208367|
|790.40289410||AF61200994 through AF61208403|
Information on where these items sold new+: Frigidaire ovens were sold by Knie Appliance & TV, Inc., in Illinois from March 2016 through April 2016 for between $1,000 and $1,400. Kenmore ovens were sold exclusively at Sears stores nationwide and online at www.sears.com from March 2016 through April 2016 for between $1,400 and $2,100.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ovens and contact Electrolux or Sears to schedule a free inspection and free repair. The firm is contacting all known purchasers directly.
Consumers who purchased a Frigidaire oven should contact Electrolux toll-free at 888-360-8556 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Saturday or via email at email@example.com. Consumers who purchased a Kenmore oven should call Sears at 800-659-7026 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. CT Monday through Friday and from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. CT on Saturday or online at www.sears.com and click on "Product Recall" for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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